Well Woman Exam Specialist

Dekalb Women's Specialists -  - OBGYN

Dekalb Women's Specialists

OBGYNs & Women's Health Specialists located in Decatur, Lithonia, and Stone Mountain, GA

Your annual well-woman exam is an essential tool that helps you stay on top of your overall health and wellness. The experienced team of providers at Dekalb Women's Specialists in Lithonia, Decatur, and Stone Mountain, Georgia, takes a patient-centered approach to care and performs comprehensive well-woman exams. To schedule your annual exam, call the office nearest you or book an appointment online today.

Well Woman Exam Q & A

How should I prepare for my well-woman exam?

The best way to take control of your health is to properly prepare yourself before you come to the office for your well-woman exam. The team asks a lot of detailed questions about your personal and family health. 

Some of the questions the team at Dekalb Women's Specialists may ask include:

  • When was your last period?
  • How long does your period last?
  • What age did you start your period?
  • Are you sexually active?

The information you provide about your health helps the team create a more personalized treatment plan specific to your needs and health risks. 

What should I expect during my well-woman exam?

When you visit Dekalb Women's Specialists for your well-woman exam, you can expect an in-depth evaluation. The team understands you may feel a little anxious about the exam, and they go above and beyond to make sure you’re comfortable.

During your exam, your provider first spends time talking to you about your personal health, sexual history, gynecological history, and menstrual cycle. They also ask questions about your family health history. 

Before starting your physical exam, your provider talks to you about what you can expect. They conduct a breast exam to check for lumps and signs of breast cancer. Then, they evaluate your external genitalia for irritations, cysts, or other problems.

Next, your provider performs the pelvic exam. They insert a speculum, which separates the vaginal walls and allows your provider to evaluate your vagina and cervix. 

Your provider then checks your uterus, fallopian tubes, and ovaries by inserting gloved fingers into the vagina and pressing on your abdomen. 

What types of tests might I need during my well-woman exam?

The team at Dekalb Women's Specialists may recommend various health screenings during your well-woman exam.

Screenings may include any of the following tests:

  • Pap smear to screen for cervical cancer
  • HPV test to assess risk of cervical cancer
  • Mammogram to check for breast cancer
  • Bone density test to assess your risk of osteoporosis
  • Colonoscopy to screen for colon cancer

The types of testing you need depend on your age, personal medical history, and family history.

To schedule your well-woman exam at Dekalb Women's Specialists, call the nearest office or book an appointment online today.